Date: December 27, 2009
Time: 1:05pm PST
Location: Bill Walsh Field @ Candlestick Park, San Francisco, CA
Records: 49ers (6-8) Lions (2-12)
Bodoglife.com Spread: 49ers -14; Over/Under 41; Money Line: 49ers -800, Lions +600 - If the 49ers cover the spread I'd imagine the game would go over as well. I'll take the 49ers in what hopefully will be a blowout.
Weather: 53°F, 3mph NE Wind
TV Broadcast: FOX - Dick Stockton, Charles DavisRadio: 107.7 The Bone, 680/1050 KNBR - Ted Robinson, Gary Plummer, Rod Brooks
Spanish Radio: KIQI 1010-AM, KATD 990-AM - Mathias Godinez, Melvin Moran, Marcos Gutierrez
Lions Coverage: Pride of Detroit
Week 16 Prediction Contest: Remember that if you didn't get in your 49ers prediction you can use the wildcard game on Sunday.
49ers: Out - CB Nate Clements (shoulder), K Joe Nedney (left hamstring); Doubtful - WR Isaac Bruce (ankle), Glen Coffee (hamstring); Probable - CB Marcus Hudson (back), RB Moran Norris (toe), RB Michael Robinson (shoulder), CB Shawntae Spencer (ankle), LB Takeo Spikes (hamstring), T Joe Staley (knee, elbow)
Lions: Out - CB Phillip Buchanon (shoulder), QB Matthew Stafford (left shoulder); Questionable - LB Vinnie Ciurcio (ankle), DT Joe Cohen (knee), LB Larry Foote (foot), S Louis Delmas (ankle), WR Dennis Northcutt (groin); Probable - DT Grady Jackson (knee), C Dominic Raiola (knee), WR Calvin Johnson (knee), LS Don Muhlbach (concussion), DE Dewayne White (toe)
The "second season" if you will, begins today. The 49ers have been eliminated from playoff contention so now it's all about pride and building towards next year. The 49ers are two touchdown favorites today, and it'd be nice to see them bury the Lions early. We want to see the defense shut down the Lions. We want to see Alex Smith pick apart the Lions secondary. We want to see Frank Gore run wild. There is plenty to enjoy in the game, even if it means nothing for playoff purposes.